Pittsburgh Pirates Odds & LInes

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Pirates Futures Odds Are Slim For 2021

It’s been a long time since 1992 for Pittsburgh Pirates fans. Still, PA fans are diehard and will always support the Pirates whether they’re competitive or struggling. PNC Park is also one of the more beautiful parks in the country. When the Pirates return to really competitive baseball, the city will be there waiting for them.

Can the Pirates shock the baseball world this year? What’s the best way to bet on Pirates baseball this season? Is there betting value to be found? Are there any players worth betting props on? See below for more on how to bet on the Pirates including the best available odds at PA online sportsbooks for today’s Pirates game plus some key stats and tips for getting good value at PNC Park.

Today’s Pirates odds: Run line, World Series, Props

The frenetic and lengthy schedule of MLB makes it a very fun sport to bet on. The Pirates also have some nice young players such as Jacob Stallings, Colin Moran and Ke’Bryan Hayes, which could lead to some solid value betting on Pittsburgh. Below find the best available odds at PA online sportsbooks for today’s Pirates game plus Pirates World Series odds, NL Pennant odds and selected player prop odds. Click on any odds to go right to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and start making your Pirates bets.

Today’s Best Pirates Odds

Pirates World Series odds

Ke’Bryan Hayes MVP, prop odds

Betting on Pirates futures

Once one MLB  season ends, you can start looking towards the next with futures odds at online sportsbooks. At the start of the off-season, odds are posted and bettors immediately take positions. Then, off-season transactions and news change these odds.

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During the season, the odds are adjusted based on how the team is doing and any injuries or major transactions. You can also bet on specific players through the futures market as well.

If you’re inclined (see above), you can bet on the Pirates to win the World Series. You can also bet on Pittsburgh to win the National League Pennant or to come out on top of the NL Central at the end of the season. Other futures bets include predicting whether they will have more or less wins than their projected season-long win total. Additionally, you can bet on players through the futures market by betting on them to win awards or by betting on their season-long props.

The main advantage to betting the futures market is the better pay day. In most cases, the further you are from the outcome being decided, the better odds you’ll receive. If you bet Pittsburgh to win the World Series in Spring Training, you might get 200-1 odds. However, if they start winning games and turning heads, those Pirates betting odds might move to 50-1 before long.

Why bet the Pirates over other MLB teams?

There’s a feeling in sports betting that the uglier your bet, the more likely it’s a good one. Betting against public opinion and traditional thinking is a great way to be contrarian and try and find an edge against the sportsbook.

For this reason, there might be betting value on the Pirates. Nobody really expects the Pirates to be competitive and for this reason, they should be substantial underdogs on most nights. Baseball is a highly random sport with a lot of variance. Even the worst teams in the league win nearly 60 games per season.

In terms of PNC Park, it’s a pretty neutral ballpark. After opening with a reputation as a hitters-friendly park, it’s settled in around average in terms of runs scored. There’s not much to extract from the ballpark in this situation.

Pirates schedule 2021

The Pirates play from April to October with the normal 162-game grind for 2021. As members of the NL Central, the Pirates will play 19 games each against their division rivals which includes the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals.

On top of that, they will play either six or seven games against the 10 other teams in the National League. The Pirates also play 20 games of interleague play against the American League. Check the Pirates complete day-to-day schedule at MLB.com.

How did the Pirates do last year?

In 2020, the Pirates finished with a disappointing 19-41 record during the shortened 60 game season. This put them in last place in the division, and they did not qualify for the postseason.

Offensively, the team was led by Colin Moran with 10 home runs. Both Moran and Adam Frazier paced the team with 23 RBIs. Catcher Jacob Stallings had the highest batting average at .248.

Trevor Williams led the team with 55.1 innings pitched. Closer Richard Rodriguez had four saves and a sparkling 2.70 ERA.

Pirates betting lines explained

Baseball betting is both different and similar from other sports. The sport has three major betting markets to understand. Below, you’ll find an example of the lines for a typical Pirates game.

TeamRun LineMoney LineTotal
Pittsburgh Pirates+1.5 (-130)+150Over 7.5 (-110)
Milwaukee Brewers-1.5 (+110)-170Under 7.5 (-110)
  • Run Line: When betting the run-line, you’re betting whether you think the favorite will win convincingly or whether the underdog can keep the game close or even win it outright. The run-line is similar to betting against the spread in other sports. However, the run-line is almost always 1.5 runs due to the nature of baseball.
  • Money Line: It doesn’t get simpler than a moneyline bet. With a moneyline bet, you just need to correctly pick which team you think will win the game. It doesn’t matter how or when they win, as long as they win. The odds are adjusted based on the probability of each team winning a said game. In the above example, Pittsburgh is a significant underdog. A $100 bet on them to win the game can win you a profit of $150.
  • Total: When betting the total, you’re betting whether you think the two teams will combine to score more or less runs than the listed number. When betting totals, it’s important to look at the pitching matchup as it can make a significant impact.

Pirates Vegas odds vs. online odds in Pennsylvania

Up until the past few years, if you wanted to bet on sports, you had to go to Las Vegas. However, things have changed and now betting on sports is becoming legal across the country.

These new sportsbooks have taken what works in Vegas and used it in their own states. Lines across the industry are similar no matter where the sportsbook is. These sports betting odds are set by the same factors such as analytics, injuries and team form.

One main difference is that the local teams can have their odds affected. In Pennsylvania, there are a lot of Pirates fans which means sportsbooks might need to shift a line in order to minimize their liability.

Which teams do the Pirates have the best and worst record against?

Pittsburgh Pirates mascot

The Pirates have beaten the Chicago Cubs 1293 times in their history, their most wins against any opponent. Pittsburgh has also defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 1247 times. Rounding out the top three are the Philadelphia Phillies, which the Pirates have beaten 1219 times. Their best all time winning percentage comes against the Tampa Bay Rays, as they’ve won 60% of their games against the franchise.

Pittsburgh has beaten Chicago a lot in their history, but the opposite also applies. No team has beaten the Pirates more than the Cubs. Pittsburgh has 1238 losses to Chicago. The Cardinals have beaten Pittsburgh 1186 times while the Cincinnati Reds round out the top three. The Reds have beaten the Pirates 1171 times. Pittsburgh’s worst winning percentage comes against the Oakland Athletics who’ve beaten the Pirates 12 times in 18 games.

How to bet on Pirates games online in PA

Now that online sports betting is legal in Pennsylvania, it’s easy to get involved.

  • Download the sportsbook app of your choice from the sportsbook website.
  • Once the app is on your phone, register for a new account. Provide your name, email address, date of birth and any other required information. If necessary, verify your identity.
  • Make sure you use the bonus codes on this page to lock in your sign-up bonus or free bets.
  • After that, deposit money into your account. Use any of the available payment options such as your bank account to get money into the account of your sportsbook of choice.
  • Once you have money in the account, it’s time to look through the options and place your bets. Make sure you confirm your bet once you’ve placed it or else it won’t go through.

Pirates live betting

DraftKings Sportsbook app PAIn the past, if you missed the first pitch, it meant you missed your chance to bet on the game. However, with the advancement of live betting, that is no longer the case. Sportsbooks now offer the ability to bet on games after they’ve started.

With live betting, the odds are adjusted for anything that’s already happened in the game at the time of your bet. This leads to the potential of getting great odds if the start of the game doesn’t go according to plan. If the Pirates go down 2-0 in the first inning, you would get substantial plus-money odds on them to come back and win the game.

If you’re going to live bet, it’s best to do so with a PA sportsbook app. This allows you the opportunity to bet from anywhere from your phone. Getting to a computer might be difficult, but getting to your cell phone is much easier.

Best Pirates betting app

DraftKings Sportsbook is one of the premier names in the sports betting industry and for good reason. It’s an industry leader which means they are always looking for ways to expand their market growth and this requires them giving the bettor a great product. The app is easy to use and clean. Their customer service is great.

DraftKings also has an awesome selection of lines and props for every game. They have tremendous promotional offers for new and existing customers. Depositing money is easy and withdrawing might be even easier.

Pirates sports betting partnerships

The Pittsburgh Pirates do not have an official partnership with any sportsbook and neither does PNC Park. However, MLB has an official gaming partnership with BetMGM. In addition, there is a BetRivers Sportsbook in Rivers Casino located just minutes from the ballpark.

Pirates stat leaders

Below are the Pirates offensive leaders in some key stats over the past five seasons:

SeasonInnings PitchedERAStrikeoutsWinsSaves
2020Trevor Williams (55.1)Richard Rodriguez (2.70)Joe Musgrove (55)Richard Rodriguez (3)Richard Rodriguez (4)
2019Joe Musgrove (170.1)Felipe Vazquez (1.65)Joe Musgrove (157)Joe Musgrove (11)Felipe Vazquez (28)
2018Jameson Taillon (191)Kyle Crick (2.39)Jameson Taillon (179)Jameson Taillon (14)Felipe Vazquez (37)
2017Gerrit Cole (203)Felipe Vazquez (1.67)Gerrit Cole (196)Gerrit Cole (12)Felipe Vazquez (21)
2016Jeff Locke (127.1)Jared Hughes (3.03)Juan Nicasio (138)Juan Nicasio (10)Mark Melancon (30)

Here are the pitching leaders for the Pirates over the past five seasons:

SeasonInnings PitchedERAStrikeoutsWinsSaves
2020Trevor Williams (55.1)Richard Rodriguez (2.70)Joe Musgrove (55)Richard Rodriguez (3)Richard Rodriguez (4)
2019Joe Musgrove (170.1)Felipe Vazquez (1.65)Joe Musgrove (157)Joe Musgrove (11)Felipe Vazquez (28)
2018Jameson Taillon (191)Kyle Crick (2.39)Jameson Taillon (179)Jameson Taillon (14)Felipe Vazquez (37)
2017Gerrit Cole (203)Felipe Vazquez (1.67)Gerrit Cole (196)Gerrit Cole (12)Felipe Vazquez (21)
2016Jeff Locke (127.1)Jared Hughes (3.03)Juan Nicasio (138)Juan Nicasio (10)Mark Melancon (30)

Pirates top prospects

Here are the consensus top ten prospects in the Pirates’ organization.

1Ke’Bryan HayesThird Base24
2Nick GonzalesSecond Base21
3Quinn PriesterRight Handed Pitcher20
4Oneil CruzShortstop22
5Liover PegueroShortstop20
6Hudson HeadOutfielder20
7Tahnaj ThomasRight Handed Pitcher21
8Brennan MaloneRight Handed Pitcher20
9Travis SwaggertyOutfielder23
10Cody BoltonRight Handed Pitcher22

Pirates bench staff

The manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates is Derek Shelton. Shelton is entering his second season as the Pirates manager after being hired in 2019. It is his first managerial position. Prior to receiving the job, Shelton spent time in the organizations of the Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins. He’s served as a hitting coach, quality control coach and bench coach.

Don Kelly enters his second season as the bench coach for Pittsburgh. Previously, he served as a scout for the Detroit Tigers and first base coach for the Houston Astros.

Oscar Marin is the pitching coach. He is in his second season on the Pirates’ staff. Previously, Marin coached at the college level from 2005-09 and minor league level from 2010-18. In 2019, he got his first major league role as the bullpen coach of the Texas Rangers.

Serving as the hitting coach is Rick Eckstein. Eckstein was hired prior to the 2019 season. Previously, he has been on the coaching staff for the Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Angels, Minnesota Twins, Team USA, and the University of Kentucky.

Recent Pirates managers

Prior to Derek Shelton, these are the five most recent Pirates managers:

Clint Hurdle2011-2019735-720 (.505)
John Russell2008-2010186-299 (.384)
Jim Tracy2006-2007135-189 (.417)
Lloyd McClendon2001-2005336-446 (.430)
Gene Lamont1997-2000295-352 (.456)

Pittsburgh Pirates home games

  • Name: PNC Park
  • Address: 115 Federal Street
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Owner: Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh
  • Operator: Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Capacity: 38,747
  • Ground Breaking: April 1999
  • Opening Date: March 2001
  • Construction Cost: $216 Million
  • Other Events Hosted: Concerts, College Baseball

Best Pirates sports bar in Pennsylvania

If you’re in the area for a Pirates game or just need somewhere to watch the game, you should check out Mike’s Beer Bar. They have over 500 different kinds of beer with over 80 rotating taps. They have 21 high definition TVs to enjoy the Pirates and any other sports that may interest you. They have an expansive food menu that could satisfy even the pickiest eater. Most importantly, the bar is located just feet from PNC Park.

Pirates broadcasters

The Pirates’ play-by-play duties are handled by Greg Brown and Joe Block. The analysis is handled by Bob Walk and John Wehner. In 2020, the team announced they were adding former Pirates players Kevin Young, Matt Capps, and Michael McKenry as rotating analysts on both the television and radio side.

How can I watch/stream Pirates games in Pennsylvania?

You can catch the Pittsburgh Pirates on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh. If you can’t get in front of a TV, you can listen to the games on SportsRadio 93.7 FM as well as 100.1 FM. You can stream Pirates baseball through the AT&T SportsNet app. If you’re out of market, you can stream the games through MLB.tv.

Pirates FAQ

Who are some famous Pirates fans?

Some famous Pirates fans include Michael Keaton and Wiz Khalifa.

How do I get Pirates tickets and how much are they?

You can purchase Pirates tickets through the team website or through secondary resale markets. Tickets cost as low as $14 with an average price of $35.

Who is the Pirates mascot?

Pirate Parrot has served as the team’s mascot since 1979. The Parrot has had a significant impact on the Pittsburgh community.

What is the Pirates Twitter?

You can follow the Pirates on Twitter at @Pirates.

Who is the highest rated PIRATES player in MLB The Show?

In MLB The Show 2021, the highest rated Pirates player is catcher Jacob Stallings at 82 overall. Right behind him is 2B Adam Frazier (81) and dazzling rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes (81).

Where can I buy Pirates jerseys?

You can buy Pirates jerseys online through the team and MLB website. You can also buy jerseys at the team store in the stadium.

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